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Unformatted text preview: has often reacted to public demands for protection using the limited strategy of incarcerating
individual offenders. The community protection goal in the Balanced and Restorative Justice
model is an attempt to define community protection more broadly to include structuring the
offender's time in the community, developing a continuum of sanctions and incentives, and
building the preventive capacity of community institutions. In addition, a balanced protective
strategy would also provide for secure confinement for those offenders who represent a clear risk
to public safety that cannot be managed in the community (see Table VI).
Current extensive use of secure confinement for juvenile offenders often confuses public safety
and punishment objectives. While all offenders who disobey court orders or commit crimes
deserve sanctions or consequences, only a small portion represent risks to public safety. In a
Balanced and Restorative model, a central value guiding the commitment to the community as
client is that no youth will be released to the community wit...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
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